Friday, December 7, 2012

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Stoke’s unbeaten run at home continues as they draw 1-1 with Everton. The game grabbed more headlines for an off the field incident that saw Marouane Fellaini headbutting Ryan Shawcross, but the former escaped a card as referee Mark Halsey did not take notice










Valenciennes vs PSG 2012 ( VAFC Paris SG VIDEO BELOW)
Final score and result:- Valenciennes vs PSG 0-4 ( Ibrahimovic*3, Lavezzi)
Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes- 11 December, 2012- 18.00 UK- Tuesday- Ligue 1- 11/12/12
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores a hat trick as PSG crush Valenciennes 4-0 in their midweek tie.
videoValenciennes vs PSG 0-1 ( Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal vs Valenciennes 28′)
Valenciennes PSG 0-2 ( Zlatan Ibrahimovic second goal vs Valenciennes 49′)
Valenciennes PSG 0-3 ( Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat trick goal vs VAFC 53′)
Valenciennes vs PSG 0-4 ( Ezequiel Lavezzi goal vs Valenciennes 82′)

Paris Saint-Germain starting lineup vs VAFC 2012:- Sirigu, Jallet, Alex, Thiago Silva, Maxwell, Matuidi, Motta, Pastore, Menez, Lavezzi, Ibrahimovic
Valenciennes starting XI vs PSG:- Penneteau, Mater, Mirin, Angoua, Bong, Dossevi, Ducourtioux, Kadir, Sanchez, Danic, Le Tallec

 

Our formation if Arsenal buy a new defensive midfielder…..?

Posted on December 09, 2012 by admin
Where will Arteta play if Arsenal get Diame? by Twig
Recently, Arsenal has been strongly linked with a January bid for Diame. He has been compared to Diaby as he’s strong and will make us more combative in the middle. There’s no doubt that Arsenal miss Diaby. Diaby gives us something different whenever he makes his short returns from injury. Our best games this season have been when Diaby played. During the summer, Wenger gambled by selling Song to Barcelona in the belief that Diaby would somehow manage to stay fit. That hasn’t happened.
As January approaches, it is clear that one of Wenger’s main transfer targets should be a quality defensive midfielder. That will give us some balance in the midfield as Arteta, Wilshere and Cazorla are not physically imposing enough. (With Rosicky fit, I am curious to see how Wenger is going to line up our midfielders in the coming games).
So far, Arteta has played as our CDM with generally good results. If a defensive midfielder comes it would be Arteta that will be the player to be most directly affected (and Coquelin of course who will see it as an attempt to block his chances of playing for the first team). At the moment, it seems only Xavi or Pirlo would keep Wilshere out of the first team. The lad is playing marvellously despite being only 85% fit! Cazorla has been a revelation since coming – although his displays have become somewhat laboured (and controversial!) in recent games. So where does that leave Arteta?
It seems the only solution would be to push Arteta forward and put Cazorla back to the wings. Rosicky would be another alternative for the AM role as “he gives the Arsenal team what no other current player does”. The only alternative would be to have Arteta on the bench which would be a shame for such a great player – and leader. What do you guys

 “West Brom boss blames referee for Arsenal defeat”



The West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke thinks that his team played well enough to earn a point at the Emirates yesterday, but they were denied any chance of taking something from the game thanks to some dodgy refereeing decisions from Mike Jones (and few Arsenal fans would disagree with him!)
Steve Clarke said: “There was zero contact, it wasn’t even close.
“There was clear daylight between Reid and Cazorla.”
“I’m not sure what the ref saw. It was a bad decision and changed the shape of the afternoon.
“It could’ve been a nervous afternoon for Arsenal, at 0-0 they hadn’t created much.”
Chamberlain was definitely fouled to win the second penalty, but Clarke was annoyed that Popov was denied a freekick himself in the build up to it: “For some reason the ref, who gave soft free-kicks all afternoon, decided not to give that one.” Clarke moaned.
“There was also a penalty for us for a Per Mertesacker handball. It was the easy way out when you come to a big stadium.”
Replays of the Cazorla incident clearly showed that Steven Reid had not touched the Spaniard, and even Arsene Wenger admitted he would need to speak to Santi if it is obvious their was no contact. “I am sorry if it was not a penalty,” Wenger said. “but I have spoken to Santi and he said he was touched, lost his balance. Has he made a bit more of it? I don’t know,”.
“When he a player is touched and he goes down, the referee can give or not give the penalty.”
“Of course. I will look at it, don’t worry.”
Perhaps it is about time Arsenal had a bit of help from the referees and it couldn’t have come at a better time because this was certainly a must-win game for the Gunners. Roll on to another win on Tuesday against Bradford!

Manchester City vs. Manchester United: Halftime score 0-2, Wayne Rooney has another double

In yet another massive game, Manchester United have chosen to start by sitting back, and it's paid off with a couple of impressive counter-attacking goals. While their first had a bit more to do with an error by Joe Hart than the Red Devils' brilliance, the second was an excellent one, and they've very much earned a 2-0 halftime lead over Manchester City.
The home side dominated possession in the early going and looked like the much more likely side to score in the first 15 minutes. Mario Balotelli had the half's first chance after five minutes with a direct free kick that was saved by David De Gea, and the Italian had another excellent chance in the 11th minute that he skied well over the crossbar.
United went ahead in the 16th minute on a counter started by David De Gea, who replaced Anders Lindegaard in net for this match. His throw out to Antonio Valencia caught City a bit off guard, and United eventually worked the ball to Ashley Young. He found Wayne Rooney, who mishit an effort from 12 yards. Fortunately for him, his mishit took the ball right to the far post, and Hart was left stunned. He stood still and watched as the ball slowly dribbled into the net, putting the Red Devils up.
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Things quickly got worse for City. Vincent Kompany had to come off injured in the 21st minute, and was replaced by Kolo Toure. Though City's new central defender was not at fault for Rooney's second, it's not hard to let one's mind drift to whether or not Kompany would have closed down Rooney on a 28th minute cross by Rafael, which Toure was slow to do. Rooney's finish was a confident one, and Roberto Mancini has a lot of work to do in the locker room to get his side back in the
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